Spotted-cheek Damsel (Pomacentrus spilotoceps)

Also known as Guru, Spotted-cheek Damselfish


Also known as Guru, Spotted-cheek Damselfish.

Found singly or in small loose schools, over shallow areas of lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-5m
Eastern Central Pacific - Tonga

Damselfish are egg layers.
First they clear a site ready for a nest, then engage in a mating dance with rapid swimming and fin movements, during this time the males will often turn a shade or two darker and may display white blotches. Spawning occurs at dawn. Ref:


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